When it’s done right, there are few things quite as breathtaking as panoramic photography. And no, we’re not talking about that feature on your phone that lets you take ultra-wide photos with squiffy horizons. We’re talking wide-angle pro shots that capture vast scenes, from mountain ranges to cityscapes.
The winners’ gallery of this year’s edition of the Epson International Pano Awards is full of those type of spectacular images. Take the one above, for instance, which was taken by Australian photographer Greg Levin in Turkey. With its ginormous blue sky and dozens of hot air balloon dots, it’s an almost surreally beautiful scene – the stuff of Pixar animations.
The Pano Awards is the world’s largest competition dedicated to panoramic photography. This year was the prize’s thirteenth edition and it received over 4,000 entries from photographers in 98 different countries. You can view the full winners’ gallery here but, in the meantime, below are a few of our favourites.
‘The Vein’ by Jinyi He
‘The Goddess’ by Krzysztof Baranowski
‘Blood Coast’ by Juan Lopez Ruiz
‘Living with a monster’ by Carlos Solinis Camalich
‘Full Moon Horse Riders’ by David Swindler
‘Bernese Oberland’ by Judith Kuhn
‘The dreamy islands’ by Julio Castro Pardo
‘Milan Cathedral’ by Pietro Madaschi
‘Time’ by Torsten Pull
‘Vancouver Whitecaps’ by Richard Wilson
Did you see that these dizzying shots triumphed at the Drone Photo Awards 2022?